First of all I think that it’s important that I start this article by stating that I’m a fan of the show, and really enjoy seasons 6 onwards. This isn’t somewhere where I’m just going to be tearing apart the last three years of the show, it’s going to try and be a fairly reasonable thought out question.
Having read through a number of interviews and behind the scenes articles it’s become very clear that Eric Kripke, the former show runner, had a very clear plan in mind from the very start of the show and that the culmination of the apocalypse story arc was his endgame.
|If the show had ended we'd have had less Crowley...|
The fact that Kripke left at the end of season five further reinforces the idea that the show could have come to an end at that point. Much of that final episode was even made in such a way that it felt like an ending, from Chuck’s beautiful narration of the Impala to the montage as Sam remembers all of the good times he had with his brother. The show had a natural conclusion at that point, even with the revelation in the final moments that Sam escaped the prison.
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Despite some of these additions and some stand out episodes the quality just hasn’t felt the same since season five, the stakes just not quite as high. I’m still enjoying the show and I’m definitely intrigued to see what direction they’re going to take after the shocking conclusion to season eight, but I’m still hoping that the show picks up in quality just a little bit.
With the main stars signed up until season ten I’m and the game changing end of season eight I’m hoping that the creative team has another big plan in mind, and when the time finally does come for the show to come to its conclusion it better be epic!
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